Hamilton firefighters battled a massive blaze at a three-storey home in the city’s north end Thursday morning.
At least a dozen emergency vehicles responded to the fire at 398 Catharine St. just after 10:30 a.m.
Crews arrived to find large black plumes of smoke and flames coming from the roof. Firefighters worked quickly to contain the blaze from spreading to neighbouring homes.
Four people live inside the house, but only two were home at the time of the fire. A neighbour told CHCH News he knocked on the door to wake them up and help get them out safely.
Fire officials say the blaze started in the attic by a fan that was left on, damage is estimated at $300 000. Fire officials also say despite what neighbours thought, there were no drugs found in the house.